Forensic geologists Cassie Oldfield and Walter Shaws embark on a perilous hunt–tracking a terrorist who has stolen radioactive material that is hotter than the desert in August. He threatens to release it in America’s most fragile national park, Death Valley.
But first he must stop the geologists who are closing in.
As the hunt turns dangerous, Cassie and Walter will need grit along with their field skills to survive this case. For they are up against more than pure human malice. The unstable atom–in the hands of an unstable man–is governed by Murphy’s Law. Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.
And it does.
I went and bought it right then. I was sucked in from the first page. I learned about forensic geology, the topography of Death Valley, one of the US’s most unique National Parks. I visited Death Valley as a kid and was instantly fascinated by its harsh beauty. It is like visiting a different planet.
Ms. Dwiggins book is part geology lesson and part ecological thriller. The writing in this book brought the characters of Cassie and Walter to life. With the twists and turns you are never sure who are the bad men and women and who are the good. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I hope it is every bit the roller coaster ride of excitement that Badwater: The Forensic Geology series was. AA++ for an excellent read.